Origin is the start, center or beginning of something or the place where a person comes from.(noun)
See origin in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME origyne < MFr origine < L origo (gen. originis) < oriri, to rise: see orient
See origin in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English origine, ancestry
Origin: , from Latin orīgō, orīgin-
Origin: , from orīrī, to arise, be born; see er-1 in Indo-European roots.
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